Health & Safety

Bed Bugs Factsheet

Introduction Bed bugs were once a common public health pest worldwide, which declined in incidence through the mid 20th century. Recently however, bed bugs have undergone a dramatic resurgence and worldwide there are reports of increasing numbers of infestations. Australia has also been included in this trend and the Department…

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WorkSafe Injury Hotspots: Manual Handling

WorkSafe Injury Hotspots These are the most common injuries related to manual handling, as shown by injury claims. <a href=”https://www.pehn.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/cleaning-injury-hot-spots.pdf” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>Worksafe – Injury Hot Spots (Manual Handling)</a>

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If you are injured at work

Seek medical treatment The most important thing to do if you have a work-related injury or illness is seek appropriate medical treatment from a provider of your choice. Tell your employer You (or someone on your behalf) must notify your employer in writing of any work-related injury or illness as…

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A step by step guide for Managing chemicals in the workplace

Introduction The purpose of this guide is to help employers to manage chemicals safely, and in doing so to comply with the relevant aspects of the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 and the Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2012. Dangerous goods that are considered explosives are covered…

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